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Hi Guys (and Gals),

 

Does anyone know of a media player program that will playback .DSF (DSD) files gaplessly?  Preferably over a network if possible.  The alternative is an extraction program that will do the same for SACD and / or DVD-A.

 

I have a few titles which playback without a gap from the SACD but not from the extracted .dsf files from extracted from SACDs or from digital download titles.  Same with DVD-Audio.

Likewise any suggestions of something similar for hi-res WAV files??

 

Thanks guys.  I'm sure someone has already found the solution to this.

 

Cheers,

Alan R. 

 

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Is this for Windows or iOS, free or paid apps? And please clarify what you mean over network, with more info on sources and players

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Just now, Snoopy8 said:

Is this for Windows or iOS, free or paid apps? And please clarify what you mean over network, with more info on sources and players

Hi Snoopy,

 

PC Windows OS, Win 7 or Win 10

Could be controlled from Android app supported by Android 9.0 (Pie) but not essential.

Over LAN.  Files are stored on my NAS.  Wired ethernet connected back to the router.  Router has the usual 10/100/1000 LAN ports, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n as well as 5GHz ac capability.

Doesn't matter if the app or program is free, paid outright or subscription.

Just looking for something that actually works for gapless playback of .DSF and hi-res .WAV files.

 

Thanks.

 

Cheers,

Alan R.

 

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Foobar2000 with DSDIFF Decoder and UPnP/DLNA Renderer, Server, Control Point

 

https://www.foobar2000.org/download

https://www.foobar2000.org/components

 

Foobar Features:

 

Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.

Gapless playback.

Easily customizable user interface layout.

Advanced tagging capabilities.

Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.

Full ReplayGain support.

Customizable keyboard shortcuts.

Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

Edited by aasza

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Yes - jriver does exactly that.  I have a QNAP nas with my audio on that. Have jriver installed on multiple machines (win 10 and Mac) and they all playback the variety of formats (ie dsf, iso, flac etc) gap less into my various amps.  I am using a win 10 box plugged into a NAD d7050 and then into paradigm bookshelves in one location (nad is connected by cable to the nas), and nas directly into a Denon dac then plugged into my nad avr in another location.  I also dlna into the nad d7050 via network cable as well and control that via my iPad (when I don’t want to turn the win 10 box on).

 

all works very good.  I don’t use wifi though. 

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I use Audirvana on a Mac to play digital files, including dsf format without problems. It's recently been released for Windows 10 and may be an option.

 

I know more recent development of Audirvana has focused on working well with networked storage of music files.

 

I can't offer any personal experience of it on Windows, but you can download and test a fully working version as a trial.

 

Regards, David.

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most of today's playback software (if capable of playing dsf files) will play it gapless the only exception is multiformat playback i.e. dsf after pcm and back where DAC needs to lock to different format first so you can play gapless pcm after pcm (be it flac, wav or whatever) but it won't play gapless if you have pcm after dsf in your play list, as @Snoopy8  mentioned this is typical DAC limitation and I haven't seen (yet) DAC capable of playing gapless different formats

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